Jamaican Passports

Here at Irie Group, we offer a wide range of travel services to make your visit to Jamaica worry and hassle-free. Even if you’re visiting for family holidays in Jamaica, you may find that you might need to renew your passport quickly before the trip. We also understand that renewing your passport can be one of the most stressful aspects of your trip, but we’ve got all bases covered for you.

We can offer passport renewal if:

  • Your passport is expired
  • It lacks pages for visas
  • Passport holder has changed their name

We require you to submit the following documents for passport renewal:

  • A certified application form, which are available at the PICA offices or their website http://www.pica.gov.jm
  • Current passport
  • Two passport-sized photographs, one of which should be certified
  • Marriage certificate / Adoption Registration / Certificate of Citizenship
  • Application fee: $4,500 JMD

The application process will vary depending on where you registered. It takes 7 days if you applied from the Kingston office, while applications made in the Montego Bay office will take 14 days. The applicant, if collecting the passport in person, should be able to show the receipt received during the application process. If the applicant is sending a proxy to collect the passport, an authorization letter signed by the applicant, and a copy of the applicant’s ID should also be presented along with the receipt.

Application for Jamaican Birth Certificate from Overseas

Here at Irie Group, we also offer services to help you obtain your Jamaican birth certificate even if you are living in another country.

The Registrar’s General Department (RGD) in Jamaica issues duly certified copies of birth certificates for all persons born in Jamaica. However, to request for a copy, embassies forward applications to the RGD. The Embassy stated that applications sent in from overseas will take anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks to complete.

If you require more information on processing passports, birth certificates, or visas, simply get in touch with us and we’ll guide you through it. Get in touch via email, telephone, or our contact form and let’s get your application started.

A passport may be renewed if:

  • It is expired.
  • There are no more pages for visas.
  • The holder has changed his or her name.

An applicant should submit the following documents:

  • A Certified Application Form (forms are available from the PICA offices or from their website, www.pica.gov.jm)
  • Current Passport
  • Two Passport-sized Photographs, One of Which Must be Certified
  • Marriage Certificate/Adoption Register/Certificate of Citizenship
  • Application Fee - $4,500.00 JMD

The application process takes 7 working days for applications made through the Kingston office, and 14 working days for applications made through the Montego Bay office. If collecting the passport in person, the applicant is expected to show the receipt received when the application was made. If collecting on behalf of another person, a letter signed by the applicant and a copy of the applicant’s ID must accompany the receipt.

For additional information contact:

Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA)
25 Constant Spring Road
Kingston 10
Tel: (876) 908-0142


Overton Plaza
49 Union Street
Montego Bay
St James
Tel: (876) 952-5380-1

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Application For Jamaican Birth Certificate From Overseas

Duly certified copies of birth certificates for persons born in Jamaica are issued by the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) in Jamaica.

The Embassy merely provides a facility by forwarding applications for birth certificates to the RGD.

The Embassy is advised by the Department that the processing time (including transmission) for applications submitted from overseas is approximately 4 – 6 weeks.